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The Practical Uses of 50 Herbs




  • Learn the uses of 50 herbs

  • Learn how to make more than 20 kinds of herbal preparations

  • Learn how to use herbs to improve your nutrition

  • Learn how to use herbs for skin conditions

  • Learn how to use herbs to improve rest

  • Learn how to use herbs to improve digestion

  • Learn how to avoid adverse effects by remaining aware of the hot, cold, moist, or drying effects of herbs.

  • Learn how to use herbs for pain, infection, and fever.


   This is full immersion into hands-on herbalism in the vitalist paradigm, where we study and use herbs in the context of a broad vision of harmony or discord in the diet, lifestyle, and constitutional individuality of the patient. You will learn how to use a set of 50 herbs to support nutrition, digestion, rest, skin conditions, pain, and common self limiting infections and fevers. We cover in-depth the practical uses of the herbs, with attention to the all-important  hot, cold, moist, dry, tense, and relaxed constitutional states of patients, conditions, and herbs.



   With this course you receive Audio files for the 10 lessons, more than 380 slides to accompany the lectures, PDF copies of 14 classical herbal texts, a complete copy of the NAIMH Actions Database of 150 herbs, and an abridged PDF copy of the Healing Power of Minerals and Trace Elements by Paul Bergner. Students enrolled in our courses are also eligible for a 10% discount on purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs.




Lesson 1. Journaling Herbal Experience 

Lesson 2. Practical Uses for garlic 

Lesson 3. Nutritive herbs 

Lesson 4. Topical Herbs 

Lesson 5.Herbs to support digestion 

Lesson 6. Moistening and drying herbs 

Lesson 7. Heating and Cooling herbs 

Lesson 8. Herbs to support relaxation 

Lesson 9. Herbs for pain 

Lesson 10. Herbs for infection and fever

Further down on this page you can find Faculty Biographies, or see a Track List of the 18 CDs here.


Enrollment for Credit 


To enroll in the course, receive a faculty mentor, and to earn the Continuing Education certificate, follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the course materials in our online store. The materials may be purchased for self-study without further enrollment in the course or tuition. 

  2. When you receive materials,  print out the application form. Send it in with the $240 tuition.

  3. This entitles you to assignment of a faculty mentor for 16 weeks after we notify you that your enrollment is accepted.

  4. Read the instructions for obtaining CE credit in the read-me-first file with the notes.

  5. Look over the CE questions and review them before listening to the disks.

  6. Complete any assignments or readings and answer the CE questions for each disk.

  7. You will receive a certificate reflecting 48 hours of CE credit.


The recorded lectures were delivered by NAIMH Director Paul Bergner in a classroom setting, edied and supplemented with studio portions. If you enroll, you will also be assigned a faculty mentor. Click here to see Faculty biographies. 


About This Course
Hours:      48 CEU
Term:        16 weeks
Materials $139
See School Store for discounts

Tuition:    $240 (optional)

This course may be taken stand-alone, or as the second course in the Foundations of Western Herbalism Certificate

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